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  1. Archaeologists discover a prehistoric brewery in China dating back 5,000 years

    New research has revealed that prehistoric people of China were beer drinkers. Tests have just confirmed residue on vessels that indicate the presence of beer 5,000 years ago in Shaanxi Province in northern China, making it the earliest known beer brewing operation in China.

    In 2004, researchers found indications of an alcoholic concoction made from honey, some type of fruit and rice that dated back at least 8,600 years.

    Mark Miller - 25/05/2016 - 21:40

  2. The engraved tablet found inside hidden compartment of thousand-hand Bodhisattva statue

    Archaeologists found a treasure within a treasure when they discovered a hidden chamber in the abdomen of the Qianshou Guanyin sculpture (Thousand-hand Bodhisattva) on Mount Baoding in Dazu district in Southwest China, according to a report on The compartment contained engraved tablets, golden foil, grain, jewellery, and pieces of porcelain in a finding which scholars have described as ‘immensely significant’.

    aprilholloway - 25/05/2014 - 02:37

  3. 1,300-Year-Old Feathered Shield Found in Peru Temple

    Archaeologists have found an ancient feathered shield in a sealed portion of a temple at the site of Pañamarca in Peru, which was made by the Moche people. 

    aprilholloway - 03/08/2013 - 06:38

  4. Legendary sea monsters of the past may not be myth after all

    According to Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken was a giant sea creature (said to be 1 mile long) believed to eat whales and devour entire ships, and generally described as being similar to an octopus or squid. It was first mentioned in the 13th century Icelandic saga, Örvar-Oddr.

    aprilholloway - 02/11/2013 - 11:51

  5. Developer Plans to Use Ancient Technology to Harness Hydropower

    A property developer based in North Kingstown plans to build a hydropower project at the Natick Pond Dam using Archimedes’ screws, generators developed over two millennia ago by a Greek engineer and scientist.  The ancient technology is designed to pump water upward for irrigation and drainage but has never before been used in the United States.

    aprilholloway - 10/09/2013 - 08:43

  6. Bronze Age cult complex discovered in Judean foothills may have been dedicated to Baal

    Archaeologists excavating the Tel Burna archaeological site in the Shephelah region of what is now Israel, have unearthed a cult complex dating back around 3,300 years, which may have been used for worshipping Baal, the Canaanite storm god, according to a report in Live Science.

    aprilholloway - 14/10/2014 - 01:50

  7. The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome

    In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life through the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. For the first time ever, all the evidence has been painstakingly pieced together to reconstruct the architectural wonders of these mighty civilizations. By re-creating their public buildings, their temples, shops, and houses, Connolly reveals every aspect of a person's life in glorious detail, including religion, food, drama, games, and the baths.

    ancient-origins - 16/03/2018 - 12:54

  8. Reconsidering History: Ancient Greeks Discovered America Thousands of Years Ago

    A new book by Italian physicist and philologist Lucio Russo presents the controversial claim that the ancient Greeks discovered America long before Christopher Columbus set foot on American soil in 1492.

    aprilholloway - 23/09/2013 - 05:10

  9. Archaeologists Uncover a Prehistoric Step Pyramid in the Steppes of Kazakhstan

    ... Step pyramids, which are among the oldest structures made by man, are made of cut stone and become progressively smaller in stages toward ...

    Mark Miller - 19/08/2016 - 00:48

  10. Telescope on Moon’s South Pole Will Give Unprecedented Views of our Galaxy

    Two private companies have announced plans to launch the first-ever journey to the moon’s South Pole where they plan to place a telescope in order to view our galaxy with unprecedented clarity. The telescope would be placed on top of a lunar peak where it would have a clear view of the Milky Way, unobstructed by the interference of our atmosphere, pollution and electromagnetic noise.

    aprilholloway - 22/07/2013 - 01:51

  11. Ancient Dowsing Alive and Well in Colombia?

    Since the Middle Ages dowsing applications have been employed in alternative traditions including ghost hunting, raising spirits, mediumship, divining, fortunetelling and detecting ley-lines - perceived telluric energy lines between distant objects or locations. Dowsers claim that they can find missing and hidden objects and minerals like jewelry, treasure, persons, buried pipes, oil deposits, bones, water and even archaeological ruins.

    ashley cowie - 09/02/2018 - 15:25

  12. 10,000 Years of Landscape Architecture by the Ancient Cultures of Utah

    Utah is the only state in North America where a majority of the population belong to a single church; approximately 62% of the state population being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), whose world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City.

    ashley cowie - 17/10/2018 - 18:56

  13. Archaeologists on Mission to Find Remains of Saxon King, ‘Alfred the Great’

    ... Vikings.  He has the reputation of a learned and merciful man who encouraged education and improved his kingdom's legal system and ...

    aprilholloway - 11/08/2013 - 02:50

  14. World Heritage Committee halts reconstruction of ancient Bamiyan Buddhas

    The World Heritage Committee (WHC) has halted the reconstruction of the magnificent Bamiyan Buddhas, which were obliterated by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 despite wide-spread campaigns to support the revival of the largest representation of a standing Buddha in the world.

    aprilholloway - 16/02/2014 - 12:52

  15. Archaeologists find submerged Stone Age settlement and 6,500 year-old boat in Denmark

    An energy company replacing sea cables in the Smalandsfarvandet Sea in Demark, made a spectacular discovery when they found what now appears to be the oldest boat ever found in the country, along with a submerged Stone Age settlement, according to a news release in DR.

    aprilholloway - 04/09/2014 - 23:41

  16. 2,500-year-old convicts’ cemetery discovered in Greece

    A burial place for convicts dating back to the 7th - 5th century BC was discovered in Athens, Greece. The convicts were buried with their hands chained behind their backs, with fractured and broken bones. It seems that those people were convicted for serious crimes to be found in such a condition.

    johnblack - 03/07/2013 - 01:18

  17. 16 Ancient Pyramids, Burial Sites for a Vanished Kingdom, Found in Sudan

    2,000-year-old pyramids have been found in an ancient cemetery, revealing the burial practices of a long-vanished kingdom in Sudan. Discovered near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan, the 16 pyramids have burial tombs beneath them, and were built during the reign of pharaohs in the kingdom of Kush.

    ancient-origins - 16/09/2015 - 18:23

  18. World’s Oldest Japanese Mask Unearthed

    Archaeologists have unearthed a fragment of the oldest known Japanese mask at the Daifuku archaeological site in Japan. The finding suggests possible cultural links between this area of western Japan and China.

    aprilholloway - 02/06/2013 - 12:46

  19. A New Lead in the Search for Elusive Norse Settlements

    By Tara MacIsaacEpoch Times 

    CODROY VALLEY, Canada – A story passed down in my family for generations may be the clue to finding a lost Norse settlement.

    ancient-origins - 23/05/2016 - 00:49

  20. Khopesh—The Egyptian Sword that Forged an Empire

    ... D. H. 1958. 14. Scimitars, Sabres and Falchions . Man: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland. ... 60. Note Concerning the Distribution of the Sickle-Sword . Man: Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain and Ireland ...

    Caleb Strom - 26/12/2018 - 13:59